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Business Planning Manager



The job description is for a Business Planning Manager at PlayStation, a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment. The role involves leading a team responsible for planning and forecasting PlayStation's Digital Store revenue, defining and monitoring KPIs, and prioritizing strategic initiatives. The ideal candidate should be ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified with considerable experience, highly proficient in Excel/PowerPoint, and have prior experience managing a commercial team. The company offers benefits such as discretionary bonus opportunity, hybrid working, private medical insurance, dental scheme, and more. Sony is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create an inclusive environment and embrace diversity.

Job description

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Role Overview:

The GSBO Sales & Operations team are part of a vibrant organisation that brings together staff from around the world, with a passion for engaging PlayStation gamers with relevant and entertaining content. This area of Sony Interactive Entertainment has seen significant growth in recent years to become a key revenue contributor and continues to evolve with the industry to create new business opportunities.

The Business Planning team will look to drive accountability for business results through empowering leadership with data & intelligence, implementing critical metric frameworks linked to our goals and accurate forecasting & planning. We are looking for individuals who are motivated by being part of a truly distributed team, working together at the forefront of digital content distribution.

Reporting to the Senior Business Planning Manager the Business Planning Manager will be leading a team responsible for planning & forecasting PlayStation’s Digital Store revenue that deliver business recommendations, identify risks/opportunities, and achieve forecast accuracy.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic and flexible teammate with a strong analytical mind who has experience of leading a team; an excellent communicator who thrives in a fast-paced commercial environment.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ownership/Oversight of the Planning Forecasts/Trends Digital Game Revenue
  • Define and monitor KPIs in conjunction with key stakeholders
  • Leading on planning through monthly business reviews, financial modelling/forecasting, target setting, and prioritisation of strategic initiatives
  • Effective stakeholder management, with the ability to engage, communicate and develop consensus with both internal and external business leaders to help deliver on business objectives and drive decision making
  • Ability to translate strategy / targets into actions
  • Continuous improvement of processes/ways of working
  • Manage and mentor two commercial analysts in the team
  • Ad-hoc activities as required

As the role is global, a flexible approach to working hours to support global business operations.

What we are looking for:

  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA Qualified with considerable experience
  • Highly proficient using Excel/PowerPoint
  • Prior experience managing a Commercial Team and good people development leader
  • Experience of business partnering with senior management. Able to advise, challenge and influence
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambitious environment- you have the desire to roll up your sleeves and make an impact/drive business decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with Planning Systems e.g. Anaplan (Desirable)


  • Discretionary bonus opportunity
  • Hybrid Working (within Flexmodes)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar
  • Access to cycle garage and showers

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Location: United Kingdom, London

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-04-11

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